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>> ladies and gentlemen, the
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chair has called the meeting to order please turn off the electronic devices and please rise for the pledge of allegiance and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> commissioner hillis i'd like to call roll. >> please do commissioner president loftus commissioner vice president turman commissioner marshall commissioner dejesus commissioner mazzucco commissioner melara commissioner hwang commissioner president loftus we have quorum and also with us the intern chief of police the office of citizens complaints joyce hicks you.
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>> well to the monday, december 21, 2016, thank you for being here i'll start off by welcoming our newest supervisor commissioner hwang we'll get to hear from you it is great to have you here and change a little bit of the order of agenda so if you're following along i'll move up items 4 and 5 up to after 2 the consent calendar is we'll go in order one, 2, 4, and 5 and then sergeant, next line item. >> item one presentation of certificate presentation of the california department of alcohol abc significant achievement award to the abc liaison unit alu. >> hello and thank you for
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allowing us a few minutes i'm the acting director the alcoholic beverage for the state and here to acknowledge the work of the san francisco police department and i'll ask them to please come up here we definitely want to acknowledge their hard work we develop programs i to paint the picture two hundred agents on the street and manage 90 thousand liquor licenses we couldn't do that without the help of agencies in san francisco over 4 thousand liquor licenses we video telephone people that not only handle san francisco but at bay area communities we recognize the - san francisco met the goals by over one hundred and thirty percent the community outreach they reached the county 6 hundred percent more than they first acknowledged so your hats
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off to san francisco police department for the community gavin newsom but the ability to help us do our job a big round of applause and present first to david lieutenant offer that unit we absolutely, absolutely appreciate his hard working r hard work and others thank you for helping us do our jobs thank you. >> thank you, everyone and thank you for all your hard work and for abc to recognizing the san francisco police department thank you very much. >> thank you. >> sergeant, next item. >> item 2 consent calendar receive and file request of the chief of police to accept the nomination of $2,000 in the sfpd wilderness program.
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>> colleagues in your packets a memo from the officer with the donations from the officer program is that a motion. >> move to approve admit public comment on the consent calendar. >> >> good evening and welcome. >> those that looked worried and smiling faces 2000 explores for the sfpd wilderness program i strongly suggest that you encourage more such documents instead of having trees with falling branches causing problems you could adopt a living defense program my nickname is peter and i'll donate you a bunch of cactus and the most food on land a firewall food and flower and fruit and
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medicinal and frost resistant and they produce more food than anything on the planted month black and white people don't know that but talk to people south of the board an amazing opportunity and i've never heard of a cactus falling down and hurting anyone the lawyers will losses so i want to suggest to you regarding the homeless people you you know people think why are we giving them money they can garden and i happen to be at the 14 garden before they were torn down and the hispanic no black and white just the low end hispanics and they should some of the most beautiful gardens and they were surrounded by cactus thousand of pound ever
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contact news no running out of food encourage a situation with our outlying areas using the cactus those beautiful knowledge that has not been demonstrated in college but shown to work and offering small business for everybody to do that makes everyone happier. >> i'll recommend the comments are not the opinion of the commission so any opinions i think are offense not the policy of the city or the commission thank you, sir any further any public comment? we have a motion and >> i. >> opposed? sergeant, next line item. >> item 4 presentation regarding the crisis intervention team cit department general order from the cit working group discussion and possible action. >> okay. colleagues a
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tremendous momentum for the commission and the department i see lieutenant melinda what is a tremendous way to start the meeting take it away. >> thank you chief and commissioners with great pride to come here before you to talk about cit we finally did that a joint effort i happen to be joining the team a few years ago he met a lot of people out there from now and then i consider my friends so - mary ann is here will give historic facts and i'll talk about the training that we're 0 doing. >> okay. thank you lieutenant. >> welcome ms. merriam. >> commissioner president loftus and commissioner vice president turman and members of the commission and members of
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the public i'm excited it is a long journey i want to give a brief overall the history he if we talk about the history we'll be here quite a bit time with the police department and lots city departments and also an important and critical part have been the families that lost loved one have been severely injured those individual fueled our commitment to make that crisis intervention team program a remarkable program to be a different kind of response for people in crisis in terms of history it comes back to the commission because if we looked at what happened in 2011 there had been commissioners who went to commissioners brought community organizations and went to lake to look at what is going
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on across the country and what are some of the best practices and the communities organizations and police department and you've heard testimony from the people if memphis in 2011 lots testimony for hours how to put together a road map of crisis intervention and this commission passed a resolution on that date february 2011 a fabulous road map of having a crisis intervention officer coordinator and it had all the details of a crisis intervention response team looks like we have officers as first responder the kind of training and data collection and a key part of it included having procedure in place those are procedures that the department of justice just look at it and elevated the cit program that is fabulous so many officers that are cit trained and needs to be protocols in place tonight we
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brought to you a general order that general order represents 18 months of collaboration so again, the working group and many members of the working group their organizations - of - the coalition homelessness and suicide prevention autism and advocate a groups that are involved and in terms of the department the district attorney's office and the our own agency i know i'm leaving out organizations we have a working group of over 39 representatives we put together a document and started out we're trader to 5 pages i'd like to highlight a few of the 5 pages starting with the introduction when you look at the introduction you might see it reflect the use of force policy
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we wanted to pick those aspects that underscore the sanctity of life and the police departments commitment to the deesclation and using communication report building and other desolation take i can see in working with people in crisis other consultants of department general order terms and independence we've defined what a crisis intervention team is to that that is not just individuals there is a crisis intervention team members there are police officers that have done 40 hours of training and gotten the cit pin and learned about scientists of individual that have mental illness they are learning about mental disability and alzheimer's the full range of reasons people might be in crisis and the training is about how to do
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hands on deesclation tactics we defined what a cit officer is we defined what a team is that is part a learning process not just individual officers responding to a crisis but putting together what a team it we have a definition of a cit team individuals are not only getting the 40 hours of training but 10 hours of tactical training that the officer will talk about and other parts of definitions are those officers that you are regular police cars they're responding with the department of emergency management identifies it doing the regular practical work but the first reading moving into procedures not just officers are getting training but called out to respond to cit crisis calls that means the
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collaboration with the department of emergency management so that the department of emergency management will be identifying those calls the teams will roll out and teem will involve officers making reports of the person in crisis and maybe a requirement a non-lethal cover officer and others individuals that needs to be brought to the scene those are part of procedures that make that a different kind of response a response what individuals have officers have specific training around crisis calls and other parts of department general order deal with the nuts and bolts i'll only is when you passed our resolution in 2011 you provided all the responsibility and rules for the cit coordinators so that's lieutenant maling no small task
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all the things he doesn't including reporting too this commission and collecting data another significant part the cit responsive across the country they're looking at the response so part of police department is doing in combination with the working group to be collecting data that general order lays out the data collection and lastly the training all the consultant not just for cit officers but over training that's a really quick speed there this general order i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> and again, thank you for your continuing support and sweat shirt to all the community groups and the police department and the city departments been a part of this collaborative process . >> (clapping.) >> thank you
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yeah, we had lost a life but officers get effected i want to talk about officers also in that regard that everyone is effected by it i like to acknowledge chief suhr he started this program and obviously retired and chief chaplin and continued to support that and other people i want to talk about my immediate boss for a long time go through and chief suhr my new boss and been active in getting this together and now my cit staff that is sergeant anderson and others i'm getting two more officers. >> what. >> great. >> next month.
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>> working with us the head of the unit have two officers assigned to her and working as a unit when we deal with crisis so mary will talk about the team process basically, he came before you a few months back and talking about going to seattle so with that information we adapted some of the processes and some of the prursdz that seat belt is doing adapted to san francisco we're different here from the state of washington so i'm happy to announce we came to an agreement with the san francisco mraemd starting next month in context i'll describe some of the facts and get into the other things as we go.
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>> i give you numbers so as far we have total of 200 plus trained officers but - and northern station that's a total of 200 and 79 you see the percentages of the trained officers 54 percent midnight at 22 and other at 25. >> sorry. >> then we have the golden gate division bay area station. >> lieutenant i think you can use that will that work it's pretty small. >> oh, there you go thank you. >> so the golden gate division you have bay area station,
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station, richmond and i know side and terryville and the chiefs are. >> i guess all 3. >> 52 percent, 22 percent and 25 percent of which - nice animation on our power point not gone unnoticed. >> for the support units that are helping us with patrol officers and midnight team a total of 200 and 9 officers those are the narcotics and the officers that do the investigations so - >> so total is seven hundred plus i don't want to speed bump but get to the team that is something we have adapted so when the crisis calls either
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dispatch dispatch will announce the call and have a criteria that will be a cit call we going to have officers in the late sign we have in the department we reassigned the watches meaning we have a team effort because all the officers we realigned to their supervisors to sergeants and officers are working the same days and notice they can respond so basically, you going to have officers 40 hours of training and the training we'll implement beginning of next year respond to the call and with the assistance of either the cit trained officers or the patrolled officers will form that team that will - it's going to be the person that will
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be doing the talking with the person in crisis you'll have the less lethal - going to have lethal shotgun or beanbag and a lethal officer if you deployed you'll have cover with them and our resource officers backing up that team and the rest not arrest but the resource officer that will be working to go and whether they need to block traffic or assistance and so forth and have a supervisor that will be part of that team response and did supervisor will be in charge of all the officers that either doing what their supposed to be doing and so forth so it looks great through the training we were asking the officers what is it you need out there when they taken their 40 hours
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basically, we need how to deploy when we respond to a crisis based on that we have adapted this new training the fire department will guess through within the three next 12 months so in addition to the 40 hours we'll have 10 hours those ten hours will be announce instructed by mraemd we've identified with the cit training and have the acknowledge of tax ikdz and deesclation we're excited about it and looking forward to doing this is a group effort so without saying more i have mr. johnson that will talk about the training and . >> great, thank you lieutenant approximately ms. johnson
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welcome back i'm the deputy public defender's office and one of the advocates in 2002 and been part of cit working group since 2011 and i was on the trip to memphis with all the officers i've been here since the start and will say this is not been easy and i'm happy where we have to the place we've gotten today one of my roles on the cit working group as the charge you of curriculum subcommittee we look at the curriculum this is about training and we need a good foundation to the officers can implement that when we have the opportunity to do that on the street as part of the curriculum the first thing looked to other communities i got the full curriculum from bear county
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texas and offering we look at the memphis model to see we're not missing anything we were covering the seekers i working closely with the nuru psychiatrists and looking at the best experts to present and presenting the best science around mental health is evolving and it is important we treat things at the highest level after that several of us sat in on the training i sat in 3 wants to see how everyday was laid out and to see make sure that the content was balanced between interactive and pretty heavy academic stuff and some days
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frankly at the end that was too much so we steps back and balanced the curriculum what would be digestible in 40 hours i think that is a lot of information and i credit the officers for being able to go through this program it is really quite amazing and quite dense i will say we - i want to point out a couple of things first of all, this curriculum is constantly evolving and a lot of things that have made this curriculum development acquit difficult one is that we were changing audience and some days advanced officers and sometimes recruits we need to have the resources behind the curriculum we need to have enough pertinence quality go presenters to be
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flexible and change the curriculum for the audience important to make it a valuable 40 hours for every single officer and had a lot of trainings that was hard to get people experts doctors in our community or 09 police officers to available that many times in a year that is something we have to work on as well so i think we as a curriculum committee will continue to meet i'm not - laura will talk about the specification but make the state the best kinds of most relevant and something that officers feel they can use when we walk out the door from the training i will say one thing as a lawyer that is represented hundreds and hundreds of people in mental illness no amount of training will work if we don't provide
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the san francisco police department with a place to take people in crisis we don't say this until we do he can train train train and not going to solve the fundamental problems in the community to the extent the police commission can advocate for the crisis intervention and units i think we'll all appreciate that so i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> and i'm going to turn it over to sergeant colleen. >> thank you, ms. johnson and welcome sergeant. >> good evening. >> i'm laurie joined lieutenant melinda in january since january we've had a total of 1040 cit concurs this year and last year three or four we stepped up the training and as ms. johnson was mentioning we have we're constantly evolving the program and curriculum
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you know it is one thing to teach this to recruit officers to take it all in they need to know what to apply it and how to seamlessly travel between deesclation and hands on situations so that's why we switched to the veteran officers that know when and how to make the transition we have since april or may we have changed the curriculum, again, it is constantly evolving we call the roll. >> have a curriculum of mental health and veteran trauma and psd and suicide by cop and suicide negotiations intervene in the course and added in april added a short walk on implicit bias and over the course have other advocacy and community
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groups including coalition on homelessness and hunters point family so we've - what's been nice the support of alls different programs and organizations and it has been wonderful to side by side with the working group and ms. johnson and the cit subcommittee i never thought i'll be working side by side with a lawyer. >> when did that happen. >> johnson is a wonderful advocate so again, the curriculum is constantly changing as lieutenant maling said we'll be - the chief of the park rangers saying his
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rangers community-based to the training it is important that the units or the other agencies with that city and county of san francisco that we work side by side with and respond to calls together we have the same training that we have so when we respond to a call we're on the same page. >> thank you, thank you sergeant. >> just to give you states so you see the amount of work the san francisco police department police officers do everyday in 2015 the police department wrote 4 thousand must mental health 4 thousand 5 hundred and 7 people are detained for mental health in san francisco out of 4 thousand 5 hundred and 729 were charged with a criminal conduct or criminal charges and when means 0.6 percent less than one percent of the people that the
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police department contacted on the street ended up in jail because of federal charges 71 asserts were either cited for misdemeanors so basically officers were able to deescalate and take people where they need to go with a program for pe s-4 thousand plus times in one year and others statistics you'll have in writing available to everyone the sfpd officers responded to a total of over 3 thousand calls of people many mental health crisis every month in san francisco it is outstanding how many calls of crisis in the city and just to give you an overall
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in the period of i think that is august 1st through february first 3 months sfpd officers responded to 13 thousand plus calls 13 thousand plus calls received that officers were deployed to a crisis situation that's a lot of calls out of the calls don't result in people getting hurt officers are in so doing their job unfortunately, we have tragedies as i mentioned everyone involvement in the tragedies are involved the police officers and families and everybody we need to come together a change that i want to say no matter what amount of training other things that might come into place not because of the officers but the situation
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that is evolving rapidly we can give them all the training in the world but things happen. >> we're doing the best we can and officers are doing their job so some i was statistics we don't have time to go to all of that by the way, calls that officers had contact with people in crisis during the 3 months were 9 thousand plus calls that's a lot of calls we need the support and of this commission to continue with the training. >> and sergeant anderson is here will assist with the training we're looking to that and have members of the working group behind me we had a service before the training class pretest and post
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test she'll talk about that. >> hi my name is jessica the director of community relations with san francisco and the chair of the data subcommittee for the cit workinggroup so as lieutenant melena mentioned a p data for the cit to measure with the officers how they're feeling about the training whether or not they're learning and intended to learn and measuring the impact of the training so officers are given a 12 question survey at the beginning of the 40 hour training and at the end of the 40 hour training we look at information on democrat graphics like officers are and their bureau and how long in law enforcement for . >> so what we're think looking at in this survey we're looking at a couple of things sigma,
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knowledge and skills and luke this training reduces stigma around mental illness and increases the knowledge around millions and practical usable kills out in the streets so this report is from the 2016 the 10 cit trainings that were constructed analysis was conduct for 200 plus this is not the total amount of officers that were trained but the total amount of data couple not able finding from all the these responses officers had a 22 percent increase in their feelings of preparation to deescalate a situation with an individual that is suicidal and 20 percent
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more knowledge about the health services ♪ san francisco and officers had a 19 permeation remuneration u reduction that people that mental illness are more likely to be dangerous those are the notable findings of the entire report >> and one of the largest and most impactful findings leaving the training the largest the most amount of officers strongly add that cit is an important factor in performing their work in the community and just a couple of quotes stroll helpful and amazing training i feel more knowledge and this has changed my mind about mental illness i'll suggest all officers be trained that is a great class learned a lot of things i didn't know about mental illness and plan on using the techniques in the field a couple of
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testimonies to the value of crisis intervention team training and something next step to further explorer and knowledge an increasing ford we want to measure the impactful out in the streets are officers able to put this training to use those are the plans for 2017 and looking at maybe how responses surveyor across how long officers have been in law enforcement thank you for your time and if anyone has any questions feel free to e-mail me or ask me know. >> thank you. >> good evening i'm delighted to be here i'm sherry a volunteer with the mental health association in i work with all the wonderful people and think one of the things that hadn't been mentioned that really is
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important that a lot of people are deputy city attorney their time for free and wonderful people we've recruited we're not paying one penny to do this. >> i work for free too but a retired person i helped to coordinate the working group we meet monthly we have 3 subcommittees that you've heard about a data committee a curriculum committee and all received letters from me perhaps in the past when i've notified you to the annual award services we'll do it in may i think that will be may 11 in you want to put that on your calendar a possible date but one of the things i also wanted to share with you see this is a
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tremendous collaborative effort we meet every 3 months point chief of police and people are coming together that have not worked together before we care deeply about this program we want our program in san francisco to be the top in the nation, we don't want people to talk about memphis or seattle we want everybody to talk about san francisco has the best crisis intervention program in the nation and we are working hard to do that oar whatever it takes new money from the federal government we'll do grant in the 21 take care value there is money in that crisis intervention we really we need more resources we can't do it without more resources in the community that is very clear but we want to
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continue this program and i sincerely hope not possible action but action on the d go this evening thank you. >> thank you very much. >> well vince i didn't. >> hi. >> i stood about the commission 2 years to share a story why this work is important i lost my sister who was in crisis to a subbing optimal situation with 4 law enforcement officers 5 years ago i'm used to standing here before you today to tell you that those intractable problems we face not only in san francisco but
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throughout the country can be solved >> (clapping.) >> we have to believe that and there can only be solved if everybody shows up willfully at the table to say uncomfortable conversations so the foundation for the current cit program in principle was adapted in 2011 approval and implementation of the cit presented to you today moves us are toward the wide support to fully practitioner lists compassion as a leading guiding force for our officers those team approach will create the necessary tactical conditions for better outcomes with officers are in responded to someone in criticized in order to build on the work we've completed a few asks find
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commission today you must continue to work with other city officials stae their respect city departments to navigate the homelessness out of the criminal justice system we can't continue to treat mentally ill and second tier citizens we need to help move them into more meaningful pathways for recoveries this will occur better outcomes for all parties and increase the civilian and officer safety and ultimately provide significant cost reductions throughout many city department we have to continue to learn from other collections in the city look to san antonio and a larger percentage retired military personnel colonel
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together and remove the criminal stigma and stave this off for all members of the community in an 8 year span redirected over one hundred thousand people diverted them from jails in treatment resulting a savings of one million dollars that can be deny in city government and continue to elevate b this with advanced training of the officers and prioritizing conditioned education we say to continue to build the structure for the co-are irons where the cit work alongside the professionals officers are not professionals mental illness is a medical disease it is a brain disease police officers can't be expected to be brain doctors we
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must learn inside and outside the department it is imperative we create a system for the mental health working group to be briefed after critical incidents and learn together and leverage all the expertise of the people that care deeply for the communities in those debriefs are the opportunities to february and move into our cit station liaisons our sergeants and trainers and our criminal creates 0 that every successful training is that much more impactful it is a really crucial component that major and the model emphasized as a key source of improving the below responses and mental health delivery it is
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primarily a volunteer effort we must invest in 2, 3, 4 important work and must make a concerted effort for the daily cost of exports and imports the trainings at a high-level my colleagues lieutenants are spending money out of their pocket to feed these officers at the trainings why are they spending their own money to do this, please help me they have built a really meaningful program they shouldn't be paying out-of-pocket for things like water and coffee we still need more work on transparency and data collection that is in process blue needs to be enthused that is boring but important how effective our d e m dispatcher is and how individuals are and are not
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navigated into service there is a gap right now a gargz gap officers are tired of the high consumers they see in the streets those individuals get picked up they get evaluated and dropped off and nobody knows where they go they end up that the same corners with the officers on the same beat compassion is a real thing when an officer continues to encurrent the same person in deep crisis because our health system is not supporting them what does that say about their work that gap needs to be diminished we need to start collecting data not only in these calls for service but what happens to them after they've been brought in.
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>> we need to better prompt this within the department and lieutenant maling showed offices are deescalating people not saying great job not waiting for a ceremony to transmit those are the values that represent our community when i say community one community those officers work in this community it can be biefrtd to present this d go there were many enemies it felt like us versus them but at the end of the day we came back came together and realized a prim annihilation we have people that
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love us and want to go home safe that is important we understand this has to be a collaboration done willfully we need to embrace sustained dialogue especially during times of conflict and tension too much lives have been lost including my sister jasmine due to subbing optimal responses to calls and service so long as we create the space to colonel together we can build the model for this community that will promote the well-being and district of everyone that lives in the city so my deep sincere thanks to lieutenant melena they've carried the weight of the work for many, many, many many years now especially lieutenant melena i can't say
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how important to build on this work we'll just getting started we're just getting started so many more heavy lifting to do so, please retain vigilant thank you. >> good evening and welcome. >> greetings david mental health board and part of the curriculum committee and a cit trainer i've been training on every training for the past 3 and a half years and as a result i've had a chance to see what works and didn't i want to say regarding our working group this collaboration within to the community of volunteers and the police department to create this training is kind of unique not a lot of examples of police working with the communities members as equals and peers to create something of value to
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help the police that is a unique entity and for police to listen to us sometimes, we come in as civilian trainers and doesn't know their world and looking us who are we as civilians to tell them how to interact we're talking about experiences i teach verbal deesclation and use my own life i have experience are mental illness and intersecting with the police to talk about how police could better interacted with me what worked and didn't work and then to help my training i'll often speak to officers in the community that recognize me they have any trainings in the last 3 and a half years three or four hundred officers seen me and call me out i talk with them and
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asked them what worked and didn't work not everything he offered work some did and some didn't sometimes cit self-work but the feedback i've gotten from officers on the street telling me how it is effected them, what they find helpful and useful in deescalating people and calming people and getting people to sort of cooperate and work with them they're brought to the hospital for help maybe not a referral but the situation has calmed gown this feedback i've gotten has helped in training i think that has been a huge part of training it is a work in progress we're not there yet we have a city with mentally ill services and behavioral health services spent $350 million a year but mental
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health services on demand good luck you'll be put in a queue and triaged but the fact we don't have mental health treatment an demand yet this is in the the officers fault they don't bring people to the hospital but the hospital can only do some much not for a people in crisis but people in sick not the same thing the training is getting better and better i hope you'll approve the cit d go as submitted we've put a lot of work most of it came from sam who is amazing we really may e my hats off to the off to her thank you for your time and thank you for your support chief and commissioners. >> thank you thank you. that's it i want to bring another sergeant who started the
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cit in 2001 so san francisco police officer has received the restraining since 2001 she was part of department and my new sergeant will be doing the tactical training. >> thank you, sergeant you have brought so much change over the years so commissioners before us is the departmental general order would you like recall as referenced in the 2011 unanimously commission resolution one of the goals to get to a place where where a general order i don't think this commission could have contemplated that be this involved as a result of department partnership and public defenders and mental health providers and families that lost their lives tragically that d go is a product of
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everything whether community policing i want to thank so many volunteers who worked tirelessly to get us to this point i'd like to thank former chief suhr and thank chief chaplin one of the things i did i actually intended the annual conference one thing no matter what the department is this program is not nurtured by the leadership without chief suhr and chief chaplin and rejecting the idea that is us versus them and this is a tool that serve us and helps you do a great job i've watched this program transform i would go to commissioner dejesus for questions or comments. >> i have some questions maybe you can come up you guys touched on what i governor's office
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going to ask in notifying we put forward the resolution and those wonderful mental health professionals came together and drafted that resolution and stuck with us years not the first time we've talked about the resources not putting putting your money where your mouth is the idea you have to have a lot of grants or try for something else it startling so one of the things i'm wondering if you can come up with a budget to hand out honoree or what we need a full-time to keep it going to continue to say quality of all the volunteers those are not potentially be near what in their worth in the real world but something to talk about putting the budget together and
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adding to the police budget to help with the community we can argue but you you can what you're talking about 4 hundred or 5 hours a day we are asking people to help us out. >> yeah. commissioner thank you for bringing up that up that was in the past in the recent months our budget was approved in july for cit we have paying instructors i know that is volunteer in the past it was but july this year we actually paying the instructors to come in the demand is so high so we actually pay the volunteers and people to come and talk with us and applicant so there is a budget in place. >> great. >> we had that. >> okay. and the other thing you've talked about the homeless
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and the millionaire we have a lot of laws on the boxes in san francisco that penalize the homelessness on the streets and even though we don't have a rent-controlled place to put people but maybe time instead of asking for handouts or the citizens to give money to try to come up with the program maybe we should lobby the department of homelessness and bring that inside and fund that with a $9 million budget to fund the department of homelessness for real people everyday on the streets to have measured progress and have success in that area those are my comments and glad and thank you for all your hard work and sticking to that is important. >> commissioner mazzucco. >> thank you very much being one of the commissioners in 2011 sitting in that chair as the
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bells ring. >> good timing. >> that was a concept i want to thank you all lieutenant melena and kelly sergeant kruger people don't know what you've done for the police officers in the streets to see this we unanimously passed this in 2011 to hear the numbers to see where we at this is an amazing accomplishment by the community and the police department and see the public defender the public defender have or are the true heros represent those who come out of a holding cell the reality most of their business comes out of holding cells in a mental health crisis and seeing the public defender working with the police department lieutenant melena is agree counselor a
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former adult probation officer and a great police officer and now doing this we've brought everybody to the table and being here in 2011 seeing this i want to thank the former commissioner angela chang approached me about that i don't know how the commission will react but let's try it she put hear heart and soul i want to thank commissioner chang looking at the numbers the first one vince i didn'nivinnie. >> to our visit to memphis doctor louis our incredible the meetings we've had the numbers scare me though 3 thousand calls
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for people in mental health crisis i've been saying this for the last 6 nos o months 60 percent of our resources are dealing with mental health crisis 60 percent the community didn't know that it ties up our police services and dangerous for those in the streets and the police officers the question we have a lot of people coming to the commission and want to help i'm calling out the pollen bar association help us figure out why those people are on the streets and what we can do to help them the police officers at the end of the day they're doing their best and they're not trained but doing that 3 thousand calls for service per month and seven hundred and 8 officers trained with the cit i
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never thought we'd see seven hundred plus i never thoughts we'd get there thank you, everyone that did that those are incredible numbers we need to do more our officers can do more and want the community to do more i listen to the radio and hear the calls for service no place to take people they are in jail and end up on the case level it is absolutely wrong thank you for your compassion i've heard that compassion but thank you, everyone this is something that i seen evolved as a police commissioner it is something when you put your heads on the pillow we don't how many lives have been saved because of crisis intervention i think the number is high so when you put our heads on the pillows at night you don't need to be paid for this but i'll tell you
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what no empower reward thank you for the police commissioner that sat here in 2011 thank you very much. >> supervisor hinge. >> impressive impressive presentation as a newcomer. >> i notice in that the working group is comprised includes community members and mental health advocates i wonder if within the team pictured in our loose slide is this and i wonder if you contemplated using community members and mental health providers as part of the crisis intervention team and if not why not and if yes can you give us an example of what you will use
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non-police officers as part of team. >> sure. >> thank you for bringing that up as a matter of fact mayor ed lee had announced a few months been the sfpd a work in progress i've been sitting in combufdz we have commitments and 3 be psychologists and others joining the san francisco police department and they'll be responding for crisis intervention and bidder suspect that have been extended we providing advise to the officers but obviously imminent danger we don't want to impose them but there be close by and the protocol how to respond to the commanding over on the keen and providing advise and another
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part of team to have that psychologist do follow-up with the families and see how they got disconnected one of our goals to provide services to them we have identified the took up one hundred high-end yours in san francisco we will use the folks to follow them why their 5051 so some of the goals for 2017 this is the public health department why not to get into the details of it but a work in process commissioner and going to happen we're going to use those resources and we also looking for grants opportunity to my department the department of health and nonprofits organization right now so we'll get there but - >> thank you. >> it's been awhile.
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>> thank you lieutenant. >> dr. marshall. >> great work in fact, i'm sitting in the chair that the commissioner was sitting in i remember this came up for her and getting it through i was - and it being granted from the crisis intervention officers team is wonderful of course, all the collaboration work you've done to get this far my question can you help me out commissioner president loftus i'm not sure we have what i can't remember the 200 and 72 doj recommends where does this fit in the picture if at all we'll talk about the use of force body worn cameras something we did i'm curious if
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it fits into the recommendations if at all i'm curious does anyone know. >> oh, sam knows. >> ms. merriam has the answer. >> it is finding 12 that talks about. >> the number. >> i'm pretty sure the doj applauded the department for training so many officers and at the same time the system needs to be in place the protocols need to be florida in place for first reading being dispatched they underscored to make sure sufficient number of officers at all the station for all the watches to from our perspective to get the d go and it is really about the protocol that unlike other police departments in d go has loan officers that recent
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reflected through another cit officer that that good insight and chief suhr and chief chaplin agreed that was a really good way to institutionalize the cit so two wolfers one a sergeant they'll be at the stations making sure that cit officers are on all the watches and all the coordination can happen and the debriefing and serve as a resource within the station and promotes cutting in that way cit was focused on and we see this is one step forward in complying with the doj recommends. >> that's great to hear and tying the language of the use of force policy is the defendant circulation is perfect right in here great job. >> thank you dr. marshall. >> commissioner dejesus.
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>> catching the data it will be interesting if you check with the data all the data that would be great moving forward. >> it is definitely going on we have a from whether from - doing that looking at seven hundred set forth so the department will change that we have technology and it will be part of the stop we're in conversations with the department of technology it is coming out for other san francisco police department police officers and has its own icon the officers will click on that and it will ask all the specific questions we want to do in collecting data that is so much needed to do this is in the works and happening and we're excited about thank you. >> thank you lieutenant and thank you for the presentation and ms. merriam colleagues me
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questions on the d go its in great shape okay do i have a motion. >> that happens later guys trust me i got this i got this. >> do i have a motion. >> do i have a second. >> second. >> public comment on the motion. >> there we go. >> good evening and welcome. >> commissioners for the last 40 years i've been monitoring what we called the adverse impacts to the mentally challenged and the best way one can address this issue and you travel and go to other countries that really take care of their people so we have a mayor here who says that there are we're a world-class city but
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a world-class city that adversely impacts our citizens in the last 5 years over 80 thousand families are left san francisco because this city as our mayor has failed to address did quality of life issues. >> and while you all can go ahead and try to address a d go you have to pay attention to those institutions that do a lot like st. anthony's and the churches, and you need to go to our hospitals and see that if you have a population of 6 hundred and 50 thousand and only 70 beds and royal on our jails to take care of our mentally challenges and no where is that is mentioned i don't see
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anything to the people that volunteer but we need to have professional people addressing situations that amateur people with 40 or 50 or 60 hours training can't did that and be sincere this needs a hearing with the experts in the hospitals and maybe from all over the world to educate us on issues you variant educated us and studied the issues but you want to create some sort of law thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good evening and welcome. >> hey, he was curious about a comment that commissioner mazzucco made that 60 percent of departments resources were tied up in - can you be important precise or point me to paperwork
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or budget, etc. to make that more concrete. >> public comment is no the q and a but if you want to provide a belief responses. >> we're talking with the command staff their trying to do the analysis but 60 percent of our calls for service you've heard numbers tonight there is approximately 3 thousand calls per month dealing with mentally and those on the street at the end of the day their estimating i know you're a statustion so you could be helpful but the numbers could be greater i'm here anecdotal it is 60 percent not a fan of anecdotal but the numbers will bear out you could be helpful you've done our ph.d in that field.
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>> thank you. next speaker. >> good evening mr. washington. >> happy holidays. >> happy holidays indeed. >> let me start off i'm impressed welcome to the commission this my first time back chief and good to see you hoping you'll stay on staff and help your brothers and talk about the odds of the pillow i got here late when she talked about the force issue but going anywhere about the middle thing it is wonderful commissioner marshall i'll talk about what i'm here for tonight in essence everything that you're doing in essence has to do with with what i'm doing and
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most of you may or may not i'm the czar without my african migration is a self-appointed to something nevertheless, he was there the only month black person that was there when mayor newsom put this committee it together to do a study on migration and the police department was one of the biggest accuses that caused the working class blacks to leave i'm going to borrow you but insure you that ace on the case and the deal is i'm glad we're bringing in now blood with the chief i know the mayor don't want to deal with the blacks tussle e actually your leaders it was a smart community move and we'll move forward by the
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city by the bay i'm getting ready to deal the truth nothing but did truth so help me to ace to god. >> thank you. next speaker. again on the cit d go. >> good evening and welcome. >> a response can't be done if in two minutes i think everybody in the room should look up the names fritz spring mirror and may be also the video transform of america martin luther king once exclaimed that government refused the hard work of thinking doping so they settled for half baked solutions the issue you're dealing with that really but causes and solutions
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are not perhaps the best way to into the dsm 40 years you could get three hundred diagnoses and people are talking willow i'm speaking will have 57 or 10 diagnoses someone like me thirty the feds their psychiatry 19 are slamming more authority away from the authority that is psychiatry any major university you've been involved in the operations for 70 years and you're seeing the tail end of that one example officer was a m k two months before the event and that whole thing happens those red flag situations you know so much i wanted to say
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the sandy hook prediction program is a total fairs and at the chief in charge of the m k programs for the feinstein instead of having a chief chaplin you have someone - >> oh, yeah sir, your time is up. >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker. >> thank you, sir. >> thank you, sir. >> thank you, sir >> next speaker. good evening and welcome. >> good evening thank you thank you for your doing and trying to do i was alerted to the gentleman speaking about his sister with near tears and my next reaction was hearing
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as some of you reacted to the notion that the cit is run off volunteer models that is obscene i think we're known by your values how we spend our money we hope i can reinforce your response and many of us were reacting in the audience it is trying to save lives in the city i hope we registration with that on the issue of compassion fatigue we've experienced that in our own lives the question and what happens to and with those officers that are experiencing compassion fatigue their subject to the mental health system and the more they get accumulated to having a
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non-threatening involvement and engagement with things that scare some people called mental health issues and the more that becomes comfortable i predict because i worked on this in another city precinct the officers will say what about me, i'm dealing with all this - you know stuff on the street and i'm - some of that stuff is transferring to me and my family is scared to death of me we've had that kind of conversation i hope the problem take into account the consequences of compassion fatigue with the officers and we know that there are constantly programs available and not subject to any performance evaluation so i'll -
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>> next speaker, please. >> good evening, sir. >> hello my name is andrew a human right advocate for the homeless and i'll try for brief the cit general order is our work plan for over a year several on the coalition it has been proven to work memphis tenseness eliminated their crisis onto people it will not fix everything overnight and been with the officers - i think this a very important step forward thank you very much. >> thank you, sir.
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>> next speaker, please. >> thank you ms. brown. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening vice chairman turman and chief chaplin and sergeant killshaw and deputy chief francisco i don't speak on this first of all, he support the d go versus the 5 and a half year process i don't get why things take along
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therefore, be it resolved their perseverance and energy i appreciate that i want to point out the craft when i experienced in into custody 3 officers two of them are police officers threaded me with a 5051 those officers are rogers and nicholas and others god left her soul and regarding the article that was in the san francisco magazine a couple of weeks ago that was full of the quote approximately named in that article he said they don't really arrest people for breaking the raw in san francisco but break people called ass holes they're often called ass holes and don't back
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down to thugs are called ass holes this new policy where people mental illness are treated for whatever condition is an improvement those officers that threaded we with a 5051 by the way, commissioner hinge very welcome to see you. >> any other public comment. >> tom gilberty thank you. >> crisis intervention team i've been calling them angels i'm still thinking that i would like to see a separation from
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the police department and from the department of health i would like to see this be hitting its own entity and not fight for dollars from budgets from other commissioners, i want them to have a direct line to the budget office the mayor's office to fund this i understand there is a lot of volunteers that are doing the work being on the street helping out we have a woman her joann walker i believe that also small gal that know about intervene we want to see her imprints on the program too we need a place to put these people not jail and not the hospital that was expressed before we expressed it again
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we need a safe part and harbor so they can calm down and maybe have an avenue into a kind of establishing not a normal way of life but a helpful they're not repeating and being in detentions it is a work in progress seems like it is a good moment we are recognizing we have to go forward i want to congratulate the team the commissioners the staff on a kumbaya moment with our new chief chaplin and recommended that everybody continue doing what they're doing thank you. >> any other public comment. >> seeing none, public comment is closed. we're going to take a 10 minute recess and take up the
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voluntarily when the commissioner presiden returns. >> all right. we're back in session thank you, everyone we're on the same item we conduct public comment and now time for the vote we're voting on the cit any final comments from anywhere colleagues. >> jose joe is on his way back sergeant call roll.
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>> on the adaptation as presented commissioner president loftus commissioner vice president turman commissioner marshall commissioner dejesus commissioner mazzucco commissioner melara commissioner hinge that item passes, 7 zero. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, everyone thank you for all your hard work and congratulations and sergeant, next item. >> >> item 5 crux to adopt the revised general order use of force action. >> all right. colleagues and people with us members of the public tonight is a big night we have worked on the use of force policy for some. and we are at
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the final stage i see deputy chief prepared to give us a brief presentation and have discussions good evening. >> good evening commissioner president loftus chief chaplin and director hicks and members of the public i'm deputy chief hector here to provide the commission and members of the public with a brief overall of the use of force draft policy development and did tentative architecture in the process with the meet and confer with the poa commissioners on december 9, 2015, you directed the use of force policy that the department developed 3 use of force policies we presented to the commission on february 10, 2016, those 3 policies were general
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order use of force and use of force reporting and use of firearms and legal force inform written and verbal remedies for the department on the 3 use of force drafts stakeholders included members of the police department and the public defender's office and the sf bar e. >> and the office of citizens complaints and the district attorney's office and police employee groups to name a few the commission agreed to draft a second version of the use of force policy that included input from the community stakeholder and the input from the police commission held throughout san francisco additionally the department of justice subject matter comments and suggestions on the 3 use of force policies were provided and the commission
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announce the use of force subcommittee the subcommittee consolidated into 3 divisions of use of force on june 22, 2016, the commission voted to move the draft policy forward to the meet and confer process the meet and confer was initiated with the poa to discuss the draft 5 agreements we are reached the tentative agreement were basically language clean up and typo during the course tentative agreement number one on page 19 the d go basically was a typo connection e correction and changed from context to consent the updated general order with the tentative agreement was posted on the police commission website on december 2nd but g o was dated october 13th
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if i remember correctly 2016 that's the documented i'm referring to in this presentation >> a language clean up as you can see the last thing that was striking this section the policy was bulky and confirming and the principles and package that was discussed were cited in the general order earlier in second 3 c in order to read better that session the points were removed and referred those tactics in one sentence. >> moving over to tentative agreement number 3 again, some language was included to clarify the chain of command from the supervisors office officers when
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clarified we who is responsible for what role and the use of force evaluation and to what superior the supervisors office is the sergeant and the notification made to oracle to - that clarification language was added and the read item was industrial because of the languages to clarify that point a little clearer. >> tentative amendment new 4 speaks to physical controls person body weapons when officers offices of those tactics a session on vulnerable populations that second on vulnerable populations was specific to use of force options i think that principle everybody alleged bloopgsz in the general policy statement it was removed from this section of the policy and incorporated into the
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overall principle section of policy and given its own subsection there was a - portion added it is the last in the last sentence of the order under vulnerable population the language that was added was when all other reasonable means are exhausted that was added to give officers direction to be thoughtful in the application to consider lesser force options when dealing with the populations tentative agreement number 5 is on page 5 of the draft g o the language was below the discussions excuse me - sections rothman numeral one
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through 4 for a better understanding to the points their discuss below 0 so move forward from the general order to the top and the language was changed to include each discharge to a discharge again, just a little bit more clarity when discussing the discharge of a firearm and moving to the next slide below the section was removed but the language for reassessment was kept in the order. >> the language in section 2 one through 4 was not changed and remains the same the draft g go dated 2016 with the tentative agreement was posted on the commission website and made available to the public
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on december 2nd with that, no other substance to provide merriam was part of the progress i don't know if she has comments shield to make. >> good evening, commissioners. >> i don't have any other comments by available for questions. >> thank you, ms. merriam. >> okay colleagues thank you deputy chief we all have a copy of the draft order and the changes this is the minded for discussions i will start off with you know a couple of things this one of the big areas that has been discussed has been san francisco's month have to create a strict prohibition at shooting at cars this commission maintains that's the best
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practice and verified by the united states department of justice we also were pleased to see an unanimous resolution led by supervisor cowen unanimously passed by the entire board of supervisors so that was wonderful and so i think this is consistent within the things that was included in the resolution keep talking about and identifying to make sure our language is a as strong as it can be i don't have any change to the language at shooting at cars that is very clear one of the things that we have seen in other departments including the boston police department and others is that the preamble can often explain to civilians and people that know this idea we've been talking about no policy can predict all situations there are ways the devacationed or other policies are investigated where we left it colleagues no policy
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can predict every situation police officers are to exercise sounds like judgment and inserted for clarification the policy of the department to review all fibrosis on a case by case basis to evaluate all facts referring a d go the question becomes are we sufficiently clear on how we deal with extraordinary circumstances not specific to considers cars but specific to general police work so i'll open up for discussions i have some suggestions around language but want to check in where everyone it is and how you've been thinking over the past few weeks. >> i have not promoted language yet that is the discussion of the particular issue you have the language in
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the d go. >> commissioner mazzucco. >> as you recall everything is ability down to one issue shooting at moving vehicles we've looked at the best practices throughout the united states and gotten input dprt department of justice and including tactical interprets with presence experience on the streets that boils down to one issue it is korea that obviously we can't predict every sidewalk and no situations that are alike with the law enforcement on the street and kind of hard to have a textbook out on the streets the officers are dealing with situations we've made it clear that our intent we'll look at every single situation and
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evaluate and we're concerned about the officers safety and mower paramount to the safety of the public and the police officers they're out on the street everyday and night you've heard the 3 thousand calls from people in mental health crisis and other coolers their violence and people have committed crimes we take into consideration and up we've been open-ended to let them know we'll consider every situation. >> yeah. thank you commissioner mazzucco and the point i'll make to clarify of the 18 instances officers have shot at vehicles in the 11 years they were not situations where everyone is into a crowd or it was a route instance of - not - chief we've had this discussion i don't know if you want to contribute to the general issues
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the department has faced versus the discussion about the future is a fair question the future is uncertain and make sure that our officers can deal with the issues in the past but this attempt to address route instances where overshot at a car in a route traffic stop or something along those liposuctions lines. >> that's why the prohibition is in place we've seen the deadly force in the route issues that officers face like i said that's a sticking point of one of situation where the policy is supposed to address more the. >> (repeated.) >> the constitution of the united states. proclamations of what had officer has to do beyond the scope of their employment. >> so the languages we have in the preamble colleagues that will be service to the entire
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policy currently reads that no proposal policy can predict every situation the officers have to use sound judgment and to look at all discharge on a case by case basis that covers our intent i'm also consistent with additional language i'll read out now and if you don't like this language no policy can anticipate every conceivable situation or circumstances and officers are expected to use critical sounds like decision making the policy to review every instance in which a firearm is discharged case by case to evaluate all the facts to see from the discharge was within policy from any perspective that lays out a number of truths we know how to evaluate any violation of policy
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it clarifies some of the confusion that has left people with uncertainty there's a extract ban in the policy and an awareness we can't predict everything that officers will face if they face something extraordinary with that - >> yeah. i'm happy to read it i will slow down. >> no policy can anticipate every conceivable situation or exceptional circumstance which officers may face. >> in all circumstances officers have expected so experience sounds like judgment and critical decision making when using force options.
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>> it is the policy of the department to review rigorly which i'll note barred from the lapd policy every instance in which a firearm is discharged including exceptional circumstances on a case by case basis to evaluate all facts to determine in the discharge is within policy. >> commissioner president loftus where will this be inserted and into the preamble so the second photograph of the general policy and clarifies
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that in certain situations officers are exposed use sounds like judgment. >> got it gotay commissioner vice president turman. >> i also want to emphasize lace 0 out what we do on a case basis whether in policy or out of policy so it clarifies that it didn't subtract or add anything. >> it is our intention to give more verbiage to it. >> and colleagues, we gone through this page by page many times and issues and questions with ta we can you know talk about other issues well.
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>> throughout the documents there are references to rapport building and deescalation tactics we've spent the last hour talking about crisis intervention that was focused assemblyly mostly on individuals with mental health problems but as we know there are folk that the police will encounter without mental health issues and violent i'm assume this language of the rapport and deescalation strategy applies to those individuals as well we heard in the last hour the incredible training that is done about to be done more for crisis intervention and i'm wondering where it the training for other folks
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encountered with the police say that part of the curriculum i'm not sure aware of that police officers are available to them i think that is that type of training is critical under pines the philosophical bent of this particular order. >> that's excellent and this is a starting point and the train will follow chief do you want to talk about training and how that will go once that policy is adopted. >> once the policy is adopted one of the arrangements to train the officers the training will be implemented and that will be multi faceted as video training and academy and training at the range with the deescalation and it doesn't justify it you universal not
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just inform human right deesclation is universal we'll have great things with the deesclation and one of the agreements to provide training for the general order and once that is implemented. >> any thoughts. >> questions. >> commissioner dejesus. >> yeah. (inaudible). >> i'm trying to figure out what i hear you say no policy can predict or anticipate. >> anticipate. >> anticipate every conceivable or exceptional circumstances. >> which were exceptional sidewalks that officers may face similar to the first sentence instead of to policy can anticipate every conceivable situation. >> 0 okay. so my understanding the preamble one
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of the things we happen to do no exception and so we have been telling them the preamble protects and has us review whether or not - >> yeah. speak into the mike. >> my understanding we've been saying the preamble protects the officers that's why we don't need the exception but the list of exceptions it becomes the rule something that the department of justice as wander or warned us shooting fatality one of the things the officers low position themselves in a place they'll put themselves in harm's way or put themselves in a place of harm and forced to shoot to protect themselves shooting at cars is an ongoing thing i know some of the department are no shooting
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at cars unless another weapon not the car itself so i hear you saying we're strengthening the preamble to the extent that it is very clear for an exceptional or unusual situation will be at this time and they're using their critical thinking and training if they should be protected by the preamble so we shouldn't have to change the no shooting at cars or putting an exemption do i understand that right. >> okay that would be helpful and consistent with the departments will have strict based on shooting at cars wlelg it's drafting issue what is the rest process so add some
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clarity. >> chief. >> commissioner the policy covers the issue a duty for the officers to remove themselves from harm's way to get out of the way in - again one of the things that will be evaluated with the commission if there is a position the policy is clear you shall get out of way and protect yourselves from being run over. >> the other point the last point is interesting that chief suhr this was a big commitment was to stop shooting at cars he issued a strict issue don't shoot at cars but u nurmentd cars and shockingly the result of that bulletin it went up and that is to say with the cit let's learn if every situation
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and say what did we try to do there we can't predict everything and did that work that's why the doj backed up us and leaving the language it is a challenge to this department and the challenge is how we allow offends to deal with horrific situations and berlin our duty to say we'll train our officers to be our guardian i have three children myself one 71-year-old mother is here we want the officers to be the guardian and part of what is required we're clear that there is no shooting at cars as someone was saying today, i think i was listening to it might have been forum this
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morning and forum and bill bratton stopped this in la 20 years been it i heard reporting not as much resistance because before that time even said think about it your shooting at a two-time ton of metal how will that go even if your successful there was a better job in that effort to talk about not good for the officers or the public that shooting at a car is rarely the best 0 opposite but were an extraordinary situation exists commissioner vice president turman. >> i don't know if it is the appropriate time i need to switch gears a little bit first of all, when you mentioned our
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mothers age she was not pleased about that. >> (laughter). secondarily (laughter) >> secondarily through this process we have reached temple active agreement on issues that deputy chief read through but there were and i think that is important to bring this into the public rear there was information provided and discussed that i think that is important we need to discuss about the - we we are given information but it took rare use women and smaller officers find that of benefit we also discussed that we are not aware
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in san francisco history that it is caused a death and poling to the doj about their specific recommended and eliminating if we eliminate the carr rotted no immediate use of force options and they gave us information it should remain until we went through a process and identified another entering meat and look at the policy again. >> we got a presentation from the defense take ibz they
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clarified if at the request of the choke hold and caroid i volunteered to have them do the caroid restraint on me that felt like i could feel the 200 blood stop rushing to any head it was clear from the statistics 35 times used last year and this year 18 times. >> so you know i mean, i think what we are sharing with the public was shared in private and for our consideration to consider that while it is an
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antiquated police practice the question is timing do we eliminate it now or later and give us time to evaluate it for female officers and smaller officers as we've been told it is effective for them we're not aware of instances the training has fallen short the doj was interested and we believe we have information so that the training that as been effective and tends to be used rarely and effectively thus far some for us to discuss i don't know about our thoughts about that. >> commissioner melara. >> i like to express my support for looking at this policy right now in relationship to the overall policy and possibly allowing that to be in the policy as an
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allowable form of restraining so we can later on assess other forms of use of force forms that we can replace that with if necessary but at that particular point we're not leaving the offers an alternative the the statistics was interesting and the use of frequency was


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